Know your responsibilities as a tenant. Read your lease agreement carefully!
Tenant Rights and Responsibilities
Resources in Chicago
Legal Assistance and Resources
- General and Statewide
- Chicago Area Legal Assistance and Resources
- If you believe your rights may have been violated or are a victim of housing discrimination, we encourage you to submit a complaint. Because there are time limits on when a complaint can be filed with HUD after an alleged violation, you should submit a complaint as soon as possible. You may file a complaint online, call us toll-free at (800) 669-9777 or (800) 877-8339, or email ComplaintsOffice05@hud.gov.
- Want advice on buying a home, renting, default, foreclosure avoidance, credit issues or reverse mortgages? HUD sponsors housing counseling agencies throughout the country to provide free or low cost advice. Search online for a housing counseling agency near you, or call HUD's interactive voice system at: (800) 569-4287. You can also search for HUD-approved Housing Counseling Agencies by Zip Code using the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s website.